Seeking the descendants of Stephen BATCHELDER; b. 19 Jan 1755 at North Hampton, New Hampshire; son of James BATCHELDER and Mehitable DALTON; m. Sarah COTTON, daughter of Thomas COTTON, at New Hampton, New Hampshire; d. 6 Mar 1847 at Exeter, Maine, at age 92.
He is listed in the Batchelder Genealogy as number 395, pp. 183-184.
Stephen Batchelder resided in Eppingham (sic), New Hampshire and Jonesboro, Maine (Batchelder Genealogy, pp. 183). I am convinced Eppingham is a typo and should have been Effingham; also I can not confirm that he was ever in Jonesboro, Maine.
I can not find any town in NH named Eppingham. Someone arbitrarily changed Eppingham to Epping and placed five of the children as born in Epping, NH (Ancestral File numbers 18KM-MS6, -MQR, -MPK, -MRO, -MTD) which will certainly confound any researcher using Ancestral File.
The U.S. Census schedules show Stephen living in Deerfield (Rockingham county) (1790-1800) and Effingham (then Strafford, now Caroll county) (1810), New Hampshire; and then Wellington, Somerset county, Maine.
So it is probable that at least the first five children were born in Deerfield, NH and not Epping.
In his 1832 pension application as a veteran of the Revolutionary War, Stephen Batchelder stated he was born in North Hampton, New Hampshire and after the war lived at Deerfield, NH until 1800; then to Effingham, NH until 1827, then to Wellington, Maine.
(Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files (Waynesboro, Tennessee : The Nat'l Historical Publishing Company, 1990), 1:107).
Children of Stephen Batchelder and Sarah Cotton were as follows. Children i thru v listed in the Batchelder Genealogy, pp. 183-184. Unknown presumed daughters vi and vii picked up from the U.S. Census schedules.
i. Sarah BATCHELDER, probably born 1785-1790 (1800 census).
ii. John BATCHELDER, probably born 1785-1790 (1800 census).
iii. Cotton BATCHELDER, probably born 1785-1790 (1800 census).
iv. Mary BATCHELDER, probably born 1790-1800 (1800 census)
v. Stephen BATCHELDER; b. 6 Oct 1791 at North Hampton, New Hampshire; m. Betsey HUTCHINGS 31 Oct 1819 at Wakefield, New Hampshire. He is listed as number 950 in the Batchelder Genealogy, p. 250. I have extracted his descendants from this genealogy. My main interest lies in his siblings.
vi. Presumed unknown daughter BATCHELDER, probably born before 1790 (1790 census)
vii. Presumed unknown daughter BATCHELDER, probably born 1795-1800 (1810 census)
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